The Solution

Methane mitigation through innovation

Ruminant BioTech is on a mission to develop a methane-busting solution, which is viable and highly effective in pasture-grazed farming systems, and it can also be used in intensive-farming systems such as beef feedlots and shed-housed dairy farms.  

Improving on nature through science.


Minimum 70% methane knockdown over six months.

Reduce CH4

Every cow with a bolus for six months is equivalent to one car off the road for one year.

Inhibit CH4

Our bolus will slow release a blocker to the production of the methane from methanogens.

The reduction in methane emissions from one dairy cow over the course of a year saves emissions equivalent to an 18-hour, non-stop flight.

Ruminant BioTech’s solution is a naturally occurring organic compound that is proven to be powerful and highly effective in reducing the amount of methane produced by ruminants. The compound is synthesised to ensure reliable, high-quality and pure supply. Our team of scientists has found a way to deliver a controlled release of the active ingredient over a sustained period of time.

The delivery system is a bolus (a capsule designed to sit in the largest stomach of a ruminant animal), which releases a constant, and consistent, dose of active ingredient. This means there are no peaks and troughs in efficacy; the production of methane is constantly suppressed.

Current testing shows the Ruminant BioTech bolus is delivering methane knockdown of an excess of 90% over a period of three months. We are continuing to refine the product to deliver methane knockdown for up to six months, with a minimum methane reduction of 70% over that time.

If we can treat 25% of the world's ruminants with our product, the net reduction in GHG emissions equates to removing 300 million cars from the road globally.

The benefits are multi-faceted

  • Benefit to countries – those with GHG emission reduction targets that have a large livestock sector will have a tool to substantially reduce their overall emissions and meet Kyoto commitments without penalties.
  • Benefit to regulators - they will have a product they can rely on to reduce GHG gas emissions and put into their inventory.
  • Benefit to farmers - they will have access to products for ruminant animals, across all farming systems, enabling low GHG emitting, and sustainable farming.
  • Benefit to corporates – will enable corporates with a zero-emissions plan in the food sector (e.g. Nestle), to realise their targets.